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Policy and Public Affairs

Thinkpiece 118 - The road to autonomy: driverless cars and the implications for insurance »
In this Thinkpiece, Andrew Miller, Chief Technical Officer at Thatcham Research, considers driverless cars and the implications for insurance.
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and MiFID-2 implementation »
The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) that is to replace the Insurance Mediation Directive is nearing completion in the EU legislative process, with an agreement between the Presidency, Parliament and Council of Ministers reached on 1 July.
FCA thematic review of mortgage advice and distribution »
In July 2015, the FCA published the results of a thematic investigation into the implementation of the advice and distribution provisions in its Mortgage Market Review.
CII briefing: Summer Budget 2015 »
A briefing on George Osborne's first Budget since the General Election.
Pensions freedoms: the first three months »
The Chancellor's pension flexibilities came into force in April 2015, and the first three months have passed, revealing some issues about product availability, encashment rates, and access to professional advice.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 3 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers the Queen's Speech, ministerial appointments and the FCA's review of premium finance in GI.     Click to read the latest issue
Problem gambling in your workplace: is this a risk you can ignore? »
EPIC, the problem gambling consultancy, considers the issue of pathological gambling in the workplace, especially in senior decision-making positions.
Professional advisers should not fear the pension reforms »
Pensions expert (now Pensions Minister) Dr Ros Altmann discusses the opportunity the pension reforms present to the advice sector be able to demonstrate, to consumers, the value of financial advice. The freedoms were designed to ensure all pension savers, whether their funds are large or small, have the same freedoms and flexibility. But the new rules do mean there are new risks that pension savers will need to understand and consider. 
General Election 2015 »
This year's General Election is the most keenly contested in a generation, with host of outcomes still possible. The CII has produced a number of election related publications for members ahead of vote on 7 May.
CII briefing: General Election 2015 »
This CII briefing provides an overview of the various party manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7 May.
Chancellor's pension reforms launched »
Following preparation since the announcement in Budget 2014, the Government's personal pensions tax freedoms and related reforms came into force on 6 April 2015.
CII skills manifesto 2015 »
Ahead of May's General Election, the CII has identified five policy issues that an incoming government will need to tackle if the UK is to develop and maintain the skills base required to compete on the global stage.
The wisdom of crowds? »
We asked a number of individuals and bodies covering a spectrum of opinion within and outside financial services, to set out their hopes and fears for the forthcoming General Election.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 2 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers the Senior Insurance Managers Regime, the FCA's Business Plan, proposals on GI-add ons, MIFID and Solvency II latest.    View the attached article »
Farnish Review of the Money Advice Service (MAS) »
On 20 March, HM Treasury published the independent review by Christine Farnish into the Money Advice Service (MAS). The report made recommendations across the MAS's two arms: coordinating debt advice; and money advice/education.

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